Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Compensation: $22.04 - $33.06 Hourly

General Description/Information


The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler position organizes and maintains the schedule
for planned light rail vehicle (LRV) maintenance activities. This position will
enhance work productivity by planning and coordinating the maintenance work.
This position will work at the Operations and Maintenance Center in Phoenix.

Typical duties include: Coordinate with operations and maintenance staff to
effectively utilize the asset management software to schedule planned
maintenance work and inspections; coordinates planning meetings with
maintenance staff; estimating of labor and parts for specific maintenance work.



The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only.
They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Administers and oversees the system scheduling for preventive and corrective
maintenance processes and inspections, inclusive of repetitive maintenance.

Maintains data in maintenance management software system; enters, updates, and
troubleshoots the scheduling system, and monitors schedule performance.

Assists with development of overhaul schedules.

Coordinates equipment (LRV) downtime.

Estimates and defines requirements for total labor, materials, special tools,
equipment, and skill sets for preventative maintenance.

Understands maintenance and operations expectations of work prior to taking
equipment out of service.

Distributes preventive maintenance schedules and hold list to maintenance

Assists with planning long range and short range maintenance activities.

Prepares work packages for maintenance directives and component evaluation for
transit vehicles.

Collects drawings, manuals, diagrams and other documentation to assist with
maintenance repairs and modifications.

Researches data, and analyzes information to prepare a variety of reports
and/or correspondence regarding scheduling and completion of preventive
maintenance and modification, labor hours, and related information.

Establishes and maintains a variety of records and files related to preventive
maintenance and modification processes and activities.

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Functional understanding of databases and how to utilize tool for scheduling;

Maintaining automated stock, inventory, and warranty control records;

Project management techniques and principles, including business process
analysis and design of detailed process flows, quality assessment and

Principles and practices used in preventive maintenance planning and

Computers and application software including word processing, spreadsheets, and
database management;

Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, and regulations;

Skill in:


Calculating projected maintenance dates, workload, percentages, and related data;

Understanding of mechanical and engineering concepts;

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other
department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies and the public;

Communicating technical information;

Strong analytical skills and ability to understand, interpret and, analyze

Strong time management and prioritizing;

Understanding, interpreting and applying rules, regulations, agency policies
and procedures.




Associate degree in mechanics, operations management, or maintenance management
or related field; and three (3) years of experience performing planning and
scheduling work in a maintenance environment utilizing a materials and
maintenance system OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience
sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties as those listed below.


Requires a working knowledge of SAP/EAM and a functional understanding of
maintenance craft skills, tools and equipment in the areas of responsibility.

Background Investigation:

Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid Arizona Driver’s License and the ability to maintain insurability under
Valley Metro’s Vehicle Insurance Policy


Physical Demands:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, fingering, grasping,
feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to up to
20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to
move objects.

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in standard office environment. Some shop or field
work (occasionally required) in all weather conditions. Incumbents may be
subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations,
chemicals, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions and/or intense noise

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